BB: “Captain of Sports!” AKA The Hammer Falls

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JC come back to reality! Tyler is not going to win the POV for you! Kaycee won the POV. Sam is going home and then, next week, you’re going home, JC! Wake up! Do something!

JC and Sam have both been defeated by believing Tyler was exclusively their ‘person.’ They’re both on the bottom; they are the last of the misfit toys, now that all of Foutte has been eliminated.

What JC and Sam never realized – and still don’t realize – is that Tyler never belonged to them. Tyler made Final 2s with everyone. He doesn’t owe them anything.

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Angela and Kaycee felt sorry for JC, until Tyler told them that JC has been gunning for them, for at least three weeks now. They then dumped JC and divested him as quickly as Level 6 cut out Brett.

Now that Angela and Kaycee know JC is going home before them, they are happy to admit, privately to Tyler, all the things that ever annoyed them, about JC and how they never liked JC, in the first place.

For JC, the Titanic has already sunk, and JC is just treading water, holding on to a raft or a rotting piece of wood, in the freezing north Atlantic, just waiting for the end.

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Angela is winning comps and sitting pretty, but she has no plans, beyond the Final 3. She just hasn’t thought that through yet. Angela assumes that both Tyler and Kaycee will take her to the end, since she is so very much hated, by the jury.

Angela doesn’t know about Tyler and Kaycee’s Final 2. She may freak out, even more than JC, when she finds out that she is going to be betrayed. JC has been in a precarious situation for weeks – like Hay, before she went. JC understands the anxiety of not knowing where he stands and is ready for the hammer to fall.

Queen Angela has lived a mostly charmed existence, so far – so having her entire world turned upside-down will be far more unsettling to her, than it would have been for JC. JC’s only hope is that Tyler realizes this disparity, in the force of JC and Angela’s emotional reactions, and takes JC to the Final 3, instead of Angela.

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Paging Dr. Peanut…Yes! Kaycee got the memo! I can’t believe it: another comp win! That’s how you do it! You hibernate, for the first month, so as not to put a target on your back – but maintain good social relations with everyone and not tick anyone off – and then down the homestretch, unfurl your fiery, phoenix wings!

Now, our Veto Goddess needs to grow a killer instinct! It’s good to be a beautiful Aphrodite sometimes, but at other times, a goddess of war, like Athena, is needed. Bring down the war hammer now, Kaycee!

This is the last chance to take a shot at Tyler! Kaycee’s self-preservation needs to kick in. Angela, Kaycee and Tyler can’t all win first place! It doesn’t work that way. Get four moves ahead, Kaycee. Get rid of the competition.

BB: Sitting Duck

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If production had called the violation, in the heat of the moment, fine. But there is a statute of limitations here, like in sports. Production can’t go back and reset the entire week, after-the-fact. That wouldn’t be fair to everyone. ‘Fairness’ is also relative. We live in a “random,” quantum world and a game, as a controlled environment, can mitigate that randomness, only so much.

The moral of the story is that no matter what twists are thrown in: battle-backs, power-apps, hacker comps – bad players will be bad players and skillful players will be skillful players. It will always come down to how one plays the game.

I blame Scottie for the absolute blow-out of this week. Scottie was the best one, to come back in, from the jury house. However, Foutte is going to Foutte (that’s a new verb now) – so, even Foutte’s best player is the worst player, in a house of mostly Level 6 players.

Scottie just wasted this opportunity. From the time he came back in, championing #Scyler, you knew Scottie was going to bungle this. He was ‘just happy to be here.’ But that’s not enough! Even if you don’t have a traditional goal, you must still have a goal. You have to be motivated by something.

Scottie is a super-fan, but it seems like he is simply watching the show, from inside the house! Scottie just didn’t have that groundbreaking, epiphany moment, like JC had last week, when JC knew that he didn’t just want to make Final Four or Final Two, but he wanted to win the game. Second-best just isn’t going to cut it.

Speaking of JC, if I had known JC was so smitten by Tyler, I wouldn’t have rated him so highly. JC is still hanging on, by his fingernails, to the ledge of my Final Five, because JC and Brett are beginning to make plans, but JC needs to realize that Tyler, Angela and Kaycee don’t owe him anything.

Yes, JC stuck his neck out, and worked as a mole, collecting information for Level 6, from Foutte. But, as I highlighted in my last analysis, JC hasn’t had to touch the block and he hasn’t had to take on the ‘face’ of the organization, as HOH. Level 6 and Tyler essentially shielded JC from going home, during the first month. JC holding his work, for Level 6, over their heads, is already rubbing Tyler and Angela the wrong way.

JC also keeps confronting Tyler about this Tangela nonsense. As I alluded to, last time, what do you think Tyler is going to tell you, JC?? Tyler is never going to admit that #Tangela exists! Every time JC asks Tyler those mega-obvious questions Tyler is going to deny, deny, deny. Never, in a thousand years, will Tyler ever say ‘yes’ to your questions, JC!

Yes, it is a bad strategy for Tyler to continue to claim Tangela doesn’t exist. Tyler should just own it and say ‘Yes, what are you going to do about it?’ Then Tyler can move on and go back to the game, because Tangela has really distracted him and made Tyler mush – highly strategic mush, but still mush.

However, as long as Tyler continues to obfuscate, he’s not going to give JC a different answer. The time for talking is over. It’s time for JC to do something about it! Get over this crush on Tyler, JC! Tyler isn’t going to take JC to the Final Two! He was never going to take JC to the Final Two! JC is finally understanding this, but by the time JC and Brett act, it may be too late.

Which brings us to Brett: as the Trickster archetype, Brett is actually more of a beta person or an omega person. JC needs to take the lead here. The problem is that the two of them are both wringing their hands, like Hamlet, afraid to make a move!

JC and Brett keep hoping that someone, like Hay or Sam, can be tricked into not targeting each other, and can be convinced to take out Tyler or Angela, instead – for JC and Brett. But these two have to recognize that no one is going to do it for you! There are only about three weeks left in this game. Three weeks to half-a-million dollars!! Wake up! Take out Tyler, the huge sitting duck.

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